DID YOU KNOW?
The average cost to obtain just the performance rights necessary to produce a single mainstage production at a venue such as the Melon Patch Players may range anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 . . . and that's before production costs such as costuming and set construction!

SO WHY BECOME A SPONSOR?
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Melon Patch Players rely on our sponsoring community partners to continuing producing quality performances. With increasing financial cuts in grants for the arts and humanities on a national scale, community theatres like the Melon Patch have had to find alternative methods to compensate for the loss of revenues.

In addition to production costs, our beloved theatre building --- now over 60 years old --- requires regular maintenance and repair, as elements such as roofing, air conditioning, and electrical become increasing priorities for the safety and comfort of both our talent and audiences alike.

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS
Sponsorships are available on both a seasonal as well as an individual show level.

For individual shows, each production may include one (1) featured sponsor and up to four (4) supporting sponsors. Sponsorships are open to both companies and individual benefactors.

FEATURED SPONSORSHIPS ($1500-$3000)
• Full page ad in our playbills all season long, with priority placement for the run of the selected show
• Recognition of sponsorship during curtain speeches before each performance of the selected show
• Visual listing / display of your sponsorship in our lobby all season long
• Complimentary tickets (by request) for your organization's staff and/or administrators
• Recognition of any members of your organization when volunteering or in attendance
• Title recognition as a producing agent on all forms of related publicity in both print and online platforms

SUPPORTING SPONSORS ($500-$1500)
• Half page ad in our playbills for the run of the selected show (optional upgrade available for the entire season).
• Recognition of co-sponsorship during curtain speeches before each performance of the selected show
• Limited complimentary tickets (by request) for your staff and/or administrators
• Recognition of any members of your organization when volunteering or in attendance
• Recognition on all forms of publicity and across all print and online media platforms

HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR
Please contact the Melon Patch Players directly regarding further details on becoming either a seasonal or individual show sponsor, by either phoning the box office at (352) 787-3013 or by submitting your petition via email to office@melonpatchplayers.org.

 

The Melon Patch Players, Inc., are an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Some or all membership fees, monetary donations, or sponsorships may be considered
as tax-deductible. Please consult with a qualified tax professional for advice.


A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from
the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 800-435-7352 within the State of Florida.
Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.